Russell E. “Rusty” Hursey III, 53, of Shiloh, IL, born Sunday, September 8, 1968, in Fort Sill, OK, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL.
Russ worked in surveillance for many years in the gaming industry.. He was a member of Collinsville Lodge # 712 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine, Troy/Edwardsville Shrine Club, and Southern Illinois Court 86 ROJ. He coached his son’s football and baseball teams in Collinsville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Father: Russell “Russ” Hursey Jr.
- Uncle: Rick Hursey
Surviving are his:
- Son: Dalton Hursey
- Mother: Lynn A. Hursey of Fairview Heights, IL
- Sister: Misty Hursey (Shaun Hattan) of Caseyville, IL
- Laura (Eric) Rinehart
- Rob (Kerry) Hursey
- Jeff (Kay) Hursey
- Brandi (Shaun) Nall
- James (Heather) Casey
- Alison (Vince) Ventrella
- Ashley Thess
- Harry Hursey
- Chloe Nall
- Peyton Nall
- Angelo Ventrella
- Geno Ventrella
- Frann Hursey
- Peggy (Jim) Casey
- Uncle: Bill (Donna) Halvachs
- Godfather: Bob (Chris) Hursey of Belleville, IL
- Godmother: Karlyn Cox of O’Fallon, IL
- Extended family
- Carla (Jim) Eilers
- Dr. Michael (Mona) Cox
- Many dear friends and family
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Dalton Education Fund C/O Lynn Hursey.
Services: By Russ’s request private family services will be held.
RIP Rusty. Give all my favorites a hug for me.
Rusty – you were my oldest cousin of all my older cousins. Your birth made my father an Uncle…while he was still in high school. My dad loved you so much! Because of the age difference between you and me, it took awhile for us to find our own friendship. We bonded over the death of our beloved fathers . You were there for me and I tried to be there for you. I know that your dad and my dad were in heaven and waiting there to greet you. We miss you and love you!!!! See you one day cuz!
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Rusty was a funny happy kid as I remember him. God bless his family through these difficult times. With hugs and love.
My heart goes out to my cousin Misty and my Aunt Lynn, I love you both!
There is so much pain for losing my cousin so early in life. I will cherish the memories Russ and I shared during our life together. From playing cowboys and Indians using the back of grandma and grandpa’s couch, writing our special book during the summers at the lake, sharing college visits, to leaning on each other in times of need as adults. Rest in peace my dear cousin. You will always have a special place in my heart. Hugs and kisses until I see you again! 💕
My condolences in Rusty’s passing. I haven’t seen him since high school, but wanted to pass in my thoughts and prayers for strength and peace.
During our time at the casino, Russ was a great mentor and friend. My condolences to the family
I couldn’t believe it when I heard. You have my deepest sympathy Lynn and Misty.
Lynn and Misty
I am so sorry to hear of Rusty’s death. My prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
Shirley (SAM) Brown Wilson. (Steve and Tammy’s mom)
Melanie and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this painful time.
Always too soon.
We are saddened by the news of Rusty’s passing. May he have peace. Our prayers to the family always.
Russ and I met when we joined the President Casino surveillance staff. We had some great times and he was not only a coworker but a good friend. I will always remember the night we went over to “break the bank” at the Casino Queen. We both came back broke! Even when he moved on to bigger and better things we talked and kept in touch. I was greatly shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences and sympathies go to the family. May he Rest In Peace.
RIP Rusty. We had some fun times just the 3 of us (Bobby, you and I)when we were all younger!! My condolences to the Hursey family.